Bollywood Music

Salim-Sulaiman Nominated for Daytime Emmy!

Written by on May 19th, 2009

Salim-Sulaiman are known in Bollywood for their outstanding musical scores and soundtracks and now they are garnering notice for their work outside of Bollywood. The two have been nominated for a Daytime Emmy in the Outstanding Original Song- Children’s and Animation category. The song that is up for the award is ‘We Like Being Small’ […]

Greatest Bollywood Soundtracks – Part I

Written by on May 12th, 2009

Since the beginning of time music has been a crucial element of Indian Cinema. Bollywood without music is akin to fish out of water, day without light and body without soul. From heart-warming love duets to tear jerking melancholy tunes, from foot-tapping dance tracks to sexy item numbers, the Indian Music Industry runs parallel to […]

AR Rahman Retreating

Written by on April 3rd, 2009

After the massive success and the many awards (including two Oscars) given to AR Rahman for his work on Slumdog Millionaire, the composer has taken break from the public eye. Now that the dust has settled a bit the master needs to concentrate on his upcoming projects and he told Subhash K Jha, “I’d just […]

A R Rahman graces People Magazine!

Written by on January 31st, 2009

Composer extraordinaire A R Rahman (Allah Rakha Rahman) has already taken home the gold with his win at the Golden Globes for his work on Slumdog Millionaire and it looks like he’s set to bag a few Academy Awards. With such success, it’s only natural that he be featured on the cover of People Magazine […]

42 Kms – music out now!

Written by on January 15th, 2009

Mumbai, January 15, 2009: The music of Mandira Bedi, Sammir Dattani, Bikram Saluja, Purab Kohli & Prashant Chainani starrer film 42 Kms is out now. The music is composed by Tubby & Parik and direction is by Nisha Chainani. Virgin Records has released the music. The music was released with much fanfare on January 15 […]

10 Albums That Rocked Our World in 2008

Written by on January 6th, 2009

Bollywood fans not only countdown to the release of their favorite stars’ films, they also can’t wait to get their hands on the music. Soundtracks are not just background music in Bollywood films; they augment the story and give meaning to the film. A terrific soundtrack is not only full of great songs, but also […]

Top 25 Songs of 2008

Written by on January 6th, 2009

Great songs are one of the things that make Hindi films so good, and in 2008 there were an abundance of great songs. There were full-on rock jams, gorgeous ballads, dance mixes that made you want to move, and of course bhangra and typical Hindi film beats. Lots of the albums encompassed all those styles […]

Top 10 Dances of 2008

Written by on January 6th, 2009

Many a times, Hindi movies make you laugh and cry simultaneously, work as a vent to let out anger. make you “aw” at romantic scenes and “ew” at sleazy ones, and lastly, make you sing and dance to their musical tunes. In fact, the “singing and dancing” has become a trademark in Bollywood, and no […]

‘Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi’ Music Hits Good Notes

Written by on December 13th, 2008

Not only is the film expected to do very well; it is also the music for Rab Ne Bana Di Jodi that is making waves. In fact, it is well on its way to being the top of the charts for 2008 and not just in India. Composers Salim and Suleiman said: “When we put […]

Himesh Reshammiya Songs We Love

Written by on October 16th, 2008

It is a known fact that Himesh Reshammiya is one of the biggest stars of Indian Music. So far he has done it all, from composing, producing to acting and singing. According to Himesh, he got his start early in the music business, “I have always been crazy about music and when I started to […]

Rock On!!’s Music Rocks Internationally

Written by on September 10th, 2008

Rock On!! is not only taking India’s music chart by storm, where it is now number 1, it is also making waves on the international charts. In fact it is listed at number 13 on iTunes US World music page! CEO of Big Music and Home Entertainment Kulmeet Makkar said in an interview with IANS, […]

Behind the scenes of the songs of ‘Bachna Ae Haseeno’

Written by on August 16th, 2008

Bachna Ae Haseeno opened in theaters on August 15th and for many it was the end of a long wait for a new Ranbir Kapoor movie. Fans were also excited to see him paired opposite three lovely ladies, Bipasha Basu, Deepika Padukone and Minissha Lamba in the Yash Raj film. Directed by Siddharth Anand, it […]

‘Tashan’ music preview, check it out!

Written by on March 28th, 2008

There’s less than a month to go till the release of Yash Raj Films’ Tashan which promises to be a masala action entertainer starring Saif Ali Khan, Akshay Kumar, Kareena Kapoor and Anil Kapoor. With composers Vishal-Shekhar at the helm of the music, one can expect a rocking score after the work they did in […]

A Few Tidbits about Jodhaa Akbar’s Music

Written by on January 14th, 2008

Along with the near frenzy of anticipation for Jodhaa Akbar, the movie, the soundtrack is also very eagerly anticipated. The music had a grand launch last week with stars Hrithik Roshan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan in attendance. Though not in the stores until this week, the music has all ready attracted notice. It is being […]

Top 10 Item Stars of 2007

Written by on January 7th, 2008

Item numbers; they can be one of the highlights of a Bollywood film and for many are a USP (unique selling point). When people think of item numbers they think of a sexy girl dancing to a garam gana (hot song), usually a well-known star making a special appearance. Through the years there have been […]

Top 10 Musical Treats of 2007

Written by on January 6th, 2008

Bollywood would not be Bollywood if it wasn’t for the musical treats we receive every year. 2007 has been a great year for the Hindi music industry. We’ve explored new horizons and discovered new talent and all our musical geniuses can be very proud of their work throughout the year. Bollyspice now marks ten sensational […]

Top 25 Songs of 2007

Written by on January 6th, 2008

The year 2007 was musically rich for individual songs, especially the latter part. Music lovers that we are, we probably could have had a list of 50 songs; but that might be overdoing it just a bit. So here are our picks for the Top 25 Songs of 2007! 25 ‘Move Your Body’ (Johnny Gaddaar) […]

Top Ten Bollywood Dances of 2007

Written by on January 6th, 2008

With a wide variety of films released this year, we got to see numerous kinds of picturisations of songs and beautiful choreography and dancing. We witnessed new talent emerging, and also saw that one dancing queen’s come back this year! We have done our best to keep everything in mind while making the selection, from […]

Kareena’s New Music Video

Written by on December 1st, 2007

After the hit item number ‘Its Rocking’ from the film ‘Kya Love Story Hai’, it turns out that Kareena Kapoor is soon to be featured in her first private music video! The title of the song is ‘Bedhadak Bade Nazdikiyan’ and is said to be a very upbeat song. It seems the video is promoting […]

Love of Musicals leads to Love of Bollywood

Written by on November 11th, 2007

Bollywood is one of the biggest film industries in the world but until recently, unless you had grown up watching the films, the word Bollywood would not mean anything to you. Even this reporter did not know of this genre until just a few years ago. Slowly, the Hindi film industry has gained worldwide exposure […]

A R Rahman on Jodha Akbar music and other scores

Written by on October 28th, 2007

AR Rahman who is acknowledged far and wide as one of the greatest music composers in India has just completed work on several interesting and highly anticipated projects. He is currently working on the score for Subhash Ghai’s next film Main Yuvraj starring Salman Khan, Katrina Kaif and Anil Kapoor. “We have a very unlikely […]

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